Latin Pulse: 6.27.2014

This week before heading out on an extended summer break, Latin Pulse provides a 90-minute summer special filled with emotion and information.  The in-depth segments include an update on the protest movement in Venezuela, an examination of Brazilian national identity and the World Cup, an update on immigration issues in Mexico, and an analysis of the Panama Canal as it celebrates 100 years of operation.  Also, included: a commentary on women and the World Cup.  The program also includes a special interview with the U.S. ambassador to Honduras.  The news segment deals with coca and the Drug War.

The program includes in-depth interviews with:

Ambassador Lisa Kubiske, U.S. Ambassador to Honduras;
Sonja Wolf of Mexico's INSYDE; and
Julie Greene of the University of Maryland.

Additional interviews include:

Hermann EscarrĂĄ of Universidad Central de Venezuela;
Javier Ciurlizza of the International Crisis Group;
Mark Weisbrot of the Center for Economic & Policy Research (CEPR);
Carlos Lauria of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)
Rachel Glickhouse, writer
Julia Michaels, writer; and
Roberto DaMatta, University of Notre Dame

Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell;
Associate Producer: Megan Ekhaml; and

Reporter: Elyssa Pachico.

(To download or stream this podcast, click here.)

 (The program is 90 minutes in length and the file size is 82 MB.)


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